Zoology. an S-shaped curve in a body part.
Also called sigmoid colon. an S-shaped curve of the large intestine between the descending colon and the rectum.
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How to use sigmoid flexure in a sentence
One of them may occupy the cecum, another the transverse colon, and possibly a third the sigmoid flexure.Intestinal Ills | Alcinous Burton Jamison
It is usually found in the lower part of the ileum, the ccum, sigmoid flexure, and other parts of the colon.
It was the practice with O'Beirne,71 Hare,72 and others to inject fluid by a long flexible tube passed beyond the sigmoid flexure.
Its most common site is the sigmoid flexure, and next in point of frequency the ccum.
It is most often observed in the sigmoid flexure and ccum, as are the other forms of carcinoma.
British Dictionary definitions for sigmoid flexure
zoology an S-shaped curve, as in the necks of certain birds
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